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Ukrainian National Anthem from Concert for Ukraine


What a fantastic concert this was. There will be move videos coming in the following days but this is a great start! This is the grand finale – the Ukrainian National Anthem arranged by Brian Stevenson, director of Music Ministries at Pender UMC.


The Pender Concert Supporting Ukraine on April 23 featured Liz Sellers on piano, Brian on harp, and local professional musicians, including woodwind quintet, drums, organ, guitar, flute, penny whistle, singing and violin.

Concert repertoire included: Harp arrangements by Debussy, Piano trio of Jazz/Baroque, Flute Concertino by Chaminade, Woodwind Quintet with music of Duke Ellington, The Widor Toccata Organ Symphony Movement V and an Irish session!

There was no charge for this concert but there was a free will offering taken to support Ukraine through Advance #982450, UMCOR International Disaster Response and Recovery. This fund provides direct assistance to those in Ukraine as well as assistance to Ukrainians fleeing to neighboring countries.

One hundred percent of all Advance contributions go to the designated cause. (The independent charity watchdog, “Charity Watch,” gives UMCOR an “A+” ranking, and includes the UM organization on a highly selective list of charities it recommends when considering how to support the Ukrainian people. Read more)

The United Methodist community in Ukraine, though quite small, is actively engaged in assisting neighbors in need. Global Ministries is in touch with the church’s leadership as well as with church leaders in countries welcoming those who are fleeing from violence in Ukraine.

Click this link and choose UMCOR to send direct aid. In the memo line, put Advance #982450, UMCOR International Disaster Response and Recovery.

Thank you for your support!


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In a Choir? Winter Sacred Choral Showcase 2014

Pender United Methodist Church
12401 Alder Woods Dr.
Fairfax, VA   22033
Church Music
Event Details:
Join us for fun and fellowship with Lloyd Larson!We will be looking through and singing some of the best new music for Lent, Easter, and General for the spring and summer months. We will have something for everyone! No matter your choir’s size or style, something will interest you!

We will have snacks and beverages to keep you going, as well as a wide variety of new and excellent piano and vocal music, and Cantatas for you to view or purchase. We will be doing free shipping so you don’t have to take it with you and we will be handing out free shipping coupons for a future order!

Early Registration on or before January 9th is $25.00 Registration on or after January 10th is $35.00

For more information regarding this event, please contact host:

Mason Wood

Lloyd Larson

Lloyd Larson
Maple Grove, MN
School Choral
Lloyd Larson, Creative Director at Exaltation Publications, earned a B.A. from Anderson University in Anderson, Indiana in 1976 and a M.C.M. from Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Kentucky in 1979. He also studied at Southern Baptist Seminary, Ohio State University, and Northern Baptist Seminary, Chicago, Illinois.Since 1982, Lloyd has been an active composer and arranger for several major publishing companies. He is a contributing writer to the catalogs of Alfred Music Publishing, Beckenhorst Press, Fred Bock Music, Hal Leonard Corporation, Hinshaw Music, Hope Publishing, Laurel Press, Light of the World Music, Lillenas Publishing, Monarch Music, PraiseGathering Music Group, John Rich Music, The Sacred Music Press, and Shawnee Press. His publications include more than 400 choral octavos and several Christmas and Easter cantatas, keyboard collections, vocal solo and duet collections, instrumental solos and ensembles, orchestration, and handbell settings.Lloyd and his wife, Marci, currently live in Maple Grove, Minnesota, with their three children, Stephanie, Philip, and Jeffrey. Lloyd’s work in his local church continues to be the catalyst for much of his writing. He currently directs the adult and youth choirs, in addition to being involved in worship planning and leadership.

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Pender Concert Series

Pender Piano


Beginning in 2013, the Pender United Methodist Church Music Ministry will be presenting a new concert series, in which we will periodically host fun musical events. These events will feature a variety of music genres and types of concerts. They will be presented by members of the Pender congregation as well as those from outside our church. Though the focus of these events will be the music, there will also be opportunities for fellowship, outreach, and mission, so keep an eye out for what’s coming up and ways to serve and participate!
The first planned concert in our series that we have coming  up is “Pender People Play Piano” featuring pianists young and not-as-young from within our congregation who will be playing solos, duets, and trios on our fantastic Baldwin piano in the sanctuary.

This will be happening February 1st at 7:30. Admission is completely free!

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Posted by on January 12, 2013 in Get Involved!, Pender UMC


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Christmas caroling accompaniments are available for free download from Save to disk or drive, take the “piano” with you.

From that link:

These piano accompaniments of familiar hymns are provided as free downloads as a joint project of The General Board of Discipleship and United Methodist Communications. They are intended to provide accompaniments for congregational singing for those churches which, for whatever reason, are unable to provide accompaniment for singing. You may find that you can also use them for choir, solo, or Sunday School use, Christmas caroling, or singing at any group setting. All accompaniments are provided without copyright. You may use them for any purpose without charge or having to seek permission.

In almost all cases, we have provided accompaniments from The United Methodist Hymnal (1989), with an introduction and multiple stanzas in the key provided in the hymnal. Occasionally an alternate harmonization is included. Watch for new hymns to be added in the future.

Also most of the Methodist Hymnal is available as sheet music (I guess that term is now defunct!) for the iPad. The app plays each hymn, as well.

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Posted by on November 27, 2012 in Pender UMC, Posts of Interest


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